A picture released today by the satellite company, Digital Globe, captures the extent of the Waldo Canyon wildfire near Colorado Springs. You’ll want to click the image for a bigger version.
Google’s crisis maps is using Digital Globe’s infrared imagery to help people determine if they’ve lost their homes.
Unseen from space, however, is the breathtaking randomness of what burned and what didn’t …
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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